Twitch Releases Vodcast

Twitch Releases Vodcast

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Twitch has been trying to develop ways for broadcasters to supplement their regular live broadcasts with other kinds of content. Twitch added playlists for certain users to have content available on their channels when they were live and some streamers just manually re-streamed their previous casts but Twitch has decided to take that into their […]

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Twitch Begins Beta Testing New Interactive Features

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This week Twitch began beta testing some features which introduce new ways to interact across the platform. Twitch has partnered with a number of developers (such as Muxy and StreamLabs) to provide interactive integrations ranging from game specific overlays to mini-games. Broadcasters can easily manage which features they enable allowing for complete control over the experience they provide. […]

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Twitch Clips Turns 1

Twitch Clips Turns 1

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It’s hard to believe that Twitch Clips has been around already for a year. Twitch launched the feature on May 25, 2016 and since then the community has created over 70 million Clips and just over to 2.4 million hours of watch time. Some casters utilizing Clips have even seen an increase in their follower count by […]

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Twitch AutoMod 2 Personalization Update

Twitch Releases AutoMod 2.0: The Personalization Update

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Late last week Twitch officially rolled out AutoMod 2.0: The Personalization Update and with it, three new features. This update looks to give broadcasters even more control over their chat but in some cases has actually led to a more restrictive experience. Upgraded Globally Banned Words List The Globally Banned Words list has been merged with […]

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Twitch Announces Affiliate Program

Twitch Announces Affiliate Program

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Twitch has announced that they’re launching a Twitch Affiliate Program, a sort of bridge between Partnered and non-Partnered broadcasters. As it stands, all of the monetization tools available through Twitch are only accessible by Partners. Even the small amount of money you might be making via pre-roll ads completely bypasses you as a non-Partner and for […]

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Twitch Subscription Changes Beta

New Subscription Tiers Coming to Twitch

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Starting this month, Twitch is offering more flexibility to their subscription model. The beta will introduce the option to subscribe for $9.99 or $24.99 in addition to the current $4.99 subscription. As this is a beta, broadcasters will be required to opt into the program and they’ll be adding in applicants on a rolling basis […]

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Twitch Bitrate Limit

Twitch Adds New Transcoding Options and Guidelines

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Twitch has finally lifted the bitrate cap, previously 3.5 mbps (3500 kbps) to a recommended range of 3-6 mbps and set some general guidelines for achieving a good-looking 1080p broadcast. Firstly, to help scale the higher bitrate cap, Twitch is making more granular quality options available for viewers. Instead of low, medium, high, and source, more […]

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Twitch Pulse

Introducing Pulse, a New Sharing Option from Twitch

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You know that Twitter feed, the one that you probably stare at countless times a day, reading statuses, liking posts, watching videos, and catching up with your followed channels? Twitch has recreated that for their streaming platform in the form of Pulse. Think of Pulse like that Twitter feed. Streamers post to their Channel Feed and […]

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Twitch Partner Cheermotes

Twitch Adds Custom Cheermotes for Partners

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  A little while ago, Twitch introduced Cheermotes, a bits tipping system that animates your favorite emotes like Kreygasm, SwiftRage, and Kappa. The lower bit animations were simple movements while the higher bit ones were displays of glory. Today, Twitch is taking that idea further in allowing Partners to bring their own custom Cheermotes to the channel! […]

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Twitch Revamps Notifications

Twitch Revamps Notifications

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Hate missing the start of your favorite streams? Wanna know when someone has commented on something you posted? Fear not anymore! With the remodeled Twitch Notifications, you’ll never miss one again. Provided by an onscreen box, the notification will appear in real time with activities that involve you or any streamer that you follow. The […]

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Twitch Announces Communities

Twitch Announces Communities

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At the PAX South Twitch Town Hall, Twitch announced that they’re working on a new directory dubbed “Communities“. Communities goes beyond the game directory and will help more specific activities in each game become more discoverable for both viewers and broadcasters alike. The examples given were subdivisions within the Dungeons and Dragons directory with something […]

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Twitch Emote Only Mode

Twitch Adds Emote Only Mode for Chat

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In a rather sneaky tweak, Twitch has added an interesting new chat mode type called “Emote Only Mode”. What does this do? Exactly what you think- a chat in Emote Only Mode allows only emotes to be written in chat. This update has not been mentioned yet on the Twitch Blog, nor on their Twitter. […]

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YouTube Buying Twitch – Reactions from Twitter

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Yesterday evening, Variety posted that based on sources, Youtube is planning to acquire Twitch for $1 billion. This sparked an explosion in the Twittersphere, here are some of the reactions: Some people got some press, and probably an influx of panicked questions… Things I know: I was used in the @USATODAY article about Twitch being […]

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